Southern Arizona

Angela Gervasi

 

The leader of the Tohono O’odham Nation denounced the use of tear gas on protesters near the U.S.-Mexico border. 

"The use of tear gas on O’odham and fellow American citizens exercising their sacred constitutional right to protest is utterly appalling, and not something that should be tolerated in our democracy,” Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris Jr. said in a statement yesterday.

 

ABC 15

Around 21,000 residents are without power after a monsoon struck southern Arizona.

G.K. Gerber

Forest officials in southern Arizona are trying to keep bark beetles from destroying endangered squirrel habitat.

Arizona Department of Corrections

Authorities say five inmates were seriously injured when fights broke out at a state prison on Arizona's southern border, KGUN-TV reports.